Planning & Zoning

 The Planning & Zoning Division serves a unique role in the city.  Murphy is largely developed with limited vacant land available.  This creates a challenging setting in which the community must carefully plan for its economic future by working closely with property owners, developers and residents to enhance Murphy’s quality of life.
 The Division manages land use development by implementing the Comprehensive Plan, administering the regulations of the subdivision ordinance and zoning ordinance, as well as other plans, policies and procedures of the city. Staff provides support to City Council, the Planning & Zoning Commission and the Board of Adjustment to ensure quality development and redevelopment that is in compliance with community standards.

Electronic Submittal:

The City of Murphy is paperless in terms of submittals and resubmittals.  All required materials shall be submitted in electronic formats – Adobe PDF via email; via your Dropbox and send to; or on a CD/DVD or flash drive. 

2023 Submittal Schedule for Zoning Applications
Concept Plans, Site Plans, Elevation / Façade Plans, Landscape Plans

Application DeadlinePlanning & Zoning Commission ReviewCity Council Consideration
October 16, 2023December 18, 2023*January 16, 2024
November 20, 2023January 22, 2024February 20, 2024
December 18, 2023February 26, 2024March 19, 2024
January 16, 2024*March 25, 2024April 16, 2024
February 19. 2024April 22, 2024May 21, 2024
March 18, 2024May 20, 2024*June 18, 2024
April 15, 2024June 24, 2024July 16, 2024
May 20, 2024July 22, 2024August 20, 2024
June 17, 2024August 26, 2024September 17, 2024
July 15, 2024September 23, 2024October 15, 2024
August 19, 2024October28, 2024November 19, 2024
September 16, 2024November 25, 2024December 3, 2024*
October 21, 2024December 16, 2024*January 21, 2025
November 18, 2024January 27, 2025February 18, 2025
December 16, 2024February 24, 2025March 18, 2025
*Date modified due to a holiday  

  All Development applications are heard by both the Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission and City Council except for most final plats which go directly before City Council. 
 Application submittal deadlines are at 3:00pm on the date listed. 

All meetings are held at Murphy City Hall, 206 N. Murphy Road, Murphy, Texas.  Meetings are subject to cancellation at the discretion of the P&Z Commission and City Council.

2023 Submittal Schedule for Platting Related Applications
Construction / Preliminary Plats, Final Plats (includes amending or replats)
Please contact us for exact dates for Plat applications.  We generally accept plats on the exact day that is four weeks prior to the respective meeting the plat is to be considered. 

*All Final Plats go directly to City Council and should be submitted to the City on those days which are four weeks prior to the respective City Council Meeting (City Council meetings are on the first and third Tuesday of each month.)

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